November 23, 2011 Subject:
David`s 17th Birthday.
The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet.
Season 2, episode 6.
Original air date: 23 October 1953.
It`s David 17th birthday, and he`s trying to do anything he can to look older because he has a crush on Sally Patterson, a girl who is only interested in older man.
Cast: Ozzie Nelson (Ozzie), Harriet Nelson (Harriet), David Nelson (Dave), Ricky Nelson (Rick), Don DeFore (Thorny), Sally Fraser (Sally) and Raymond Greenleaf (Haberdasher).
Actually a lot better than I was expecting. Cute storyline, maybe over-idealized (sp?) but does featuring some nice footage of 1950's interior design. Ricky over-acts a bit though. Still, a very enjoyable and humorous sitcom episode.
July 11, 2008 Subject:
Coincidentally, David is a little gay himself.
As the first exposure to Ozzie and Harriet, I have to admit that this was totally bewildering and surreal to me. First, Ozzie introduces us to the series, and tells us that we're going to watch a RERUN of a previous episode. Why he has to do this, I have no idea. My guess is to appease the sponsor? Anyways, in this, uh, EARLIER episode, David is turning 17! Mom gets him a sweater that may be too gay for college, but never mind, and David possibly has a new girl friend, who may be older because she dates older guys. Harriet gets the idea to whip out the movie projector to, well, do something (it's not explained) and soon the truth comes out.
It's amazing that Kodak of all people, were "this week's sponsor" and the Nelsons are shilling about movies in the very episode itself. Maybe THAT'S why we're seeing it again.